Jan 20, 2019
Former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Titans’ tight end Delanie Walker to notch AFC win at the Pro Bowl on Jan, 28, 2018 in Orlando. The final score was 24-23. (USA TODAY Sports)

Carr leads AFC to comeback victory

Carr leads AFC to comeback victory.

Former Fresno state quarterback Derek Carr led the 2018 AFC Pro Bowl team to a come-from-behind victory against the NFC team 24-23 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Sunday.  

Down 23-17, and with less than two minutes remaining in the game, Carr took the snap from the NFC 18-yard-line. That’s where he found Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker cutting into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.

Carr held his own in the pocket before firing a dart past Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander and underneath Atlanta Falcons safety Deion Jones.

The NFC squad had built a 20-3 lead heading into halftime behind a touchdown pass from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and a 79-yard interception return for a score by the Minnesota Vikings Harrison Smith.

The AFC offense began to find its rhythm in the third quarter. Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy cut the deficit to three points, setting the stage for Carr’s third-consecutive appearance.

With bragging rights and a $60,000 paycheck awaiting the winner, Carr converted a key fourth and 7 before finding Walker open in the end zone for the win.

It’s safe to say Carr had an exciting weekend. Before leading his all-pro teammates to a comeback victory, he won the Pro Bowl Precision Passing Challenge. Carr was pitted against Seattle’s Russell Wilson and the Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff. He edged out Goff by a single point, setting a new record in the event with 21 points.

That wasn’t all. Aside from participating in football activities, Carr set a Guinness World Record. He is now the titleholder for the fastest time to break open five piñatas.

He was spun around in a circle before hacking away at the piñatas hanging from the goal post. His form and technique were a contributing factor in his record achievement.

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